I have fond memories of playing Barbies with Sisser when we were little girls. For some reason my parents wouldn’t let us have a Ken doll so we had to improvise who Barbie’s love interest would be. Sisser had a He-Man action figure and I had a Mork doll from the late 70’s/early 80’s TV show Mork and Mindy. Lucky Barbie got to have Prince Adam and Robin Williams fight over her.
Another highlight of our Barbie Doll days was that my mom had saved some of her Barbie dolls for us from when she was a little girl. We loved dressing our new dolls in the fun 50’s and 60’s Barbie clothing that my mom had kept and dressing her older dolls in more modern fashions.
Per family tradition, my sister and I saved some of our Barbie dolls for when we had children of our own. The Barbie dolls are at Nana’s house and were what launched Bean’s own excitement about Barbie. Every time we go to visit Nana, the very first thing Bean does is haul the Barbie doll box out of the guest room closet. She plays with them for hours, creating imagined Barbie doll worlds and social situations.
On Christmas morning, this past Christmas, Bella awoke on Christmas morning to find a Barbie Dreamhouse beneath our Christmas Tree. We spent a few hours assembling the Dreamhouse as a family and every since Bean has been creating imaginary Barbie doll worlds every single day.
Little girls around the world have been playing with Barbie dolls for over 50 years. It’s fun to watch love of Barbie be passed from my mom, to my sister and I and now to 5 year old Bean.
Does your daughter love playing with Barbie? When you play with Barbie – Anything is Possible! Now there’s a new way to play. Introducing Barbie my Dreams – an interactive online hub for contests, games and of course dreams! Canadian Barbie fans will love collecting their favourite things, catching up with Barbie and friends and entering the latest contests. Check out Barbie my Dreams to explore the possibilities.
Barbie is returning to the big screen in Barbie The Pearl Princess. Special VIP Premiere Screenings will be held in 9 cities across Canada– Mississauga, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Stoney Creek, Ottawa ON; Halifax, NS; Edmonton, Calgary, AB; Langley, BC. Canadian Barbie fans can Download FREE tickets (while supplies last) by visiting the Barbie my Dreams website. Once there post a dream to the dream board and then you can download tickets!
In addition to the premiere screening ticket offer – Mattel is hosting a Barbie Express Your Style Contest. Mom and daughter have played Barbie together for over 50 years. Playing with Barbie helps to foster the imagination and allow and outlet for daughters to show off their creative play and style. The Express Your Style Contest is a way for the biggest Barbie fans to show off their personal style for their chance to WIN. Enter today to win a trip for four to Toronto for an unforgettable shopping experience.
As an extra bonus we are giving away a Barbie Prize Pack to one of our readers. The prize pack includes 2 Barbie the Pearl Princess dolls and is valued at $50. Bean has been playing with her Barbie Pearl Princess Lumina doll for a week now (they are especially fun in the bathtub) and can’t wait to attend the VIP screening of the movie and bring her Barbie with her!
*Contest open to Canadian resident’s only. (Sorry Quebec residents are not eligible.) We will verify all of the winner’s entries before awarding the prize so please do not check off any entries that you do not complete.